© 2024 WSIU Public Broadcasting
WSIU Public Broadcasting
Member-Supported Public Media from Southern Illinois University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

WSIU Almanac 12/15/23

WSIU Almanac logo with landscape view of a field
Kevin Boucher

On this day in 1791 The US Bill of Rights were ratified when Virginia gives its approval.

Sierra Club Shawnee Group Annual New Year’s Day Stone Soup Picnic
Monday, January 1, 2024 11AM - 3PM at Giant City State Park, Shelter 2. Join us at 11 am to contribute pre-cooked vegetarian ingredients for the soup pot. Please bring a side dish to share, your beverage, and a reusable soup bowl and eating ware. Eat at noon. Hike if you like following lunch. Questions? Contact Patty at pweyhrich711@hotmail.com or Carla Womack at 815-263-8173, crusso1957@yahoo.com.

In Mt Vernon, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts hosts Supper with Santa in Mitchell Museum. The event is December 15th & 16th at 5pm. Families will enjoy a buffet dinner, craft activity, and the chance to merrily mingle and take photos with Santa. After dinner, walk  The Lights display. Children under 2 are free. Find more details at www.cedarhurst.org

In DuQuoin, see Millions of twinkling lights that make up the three-mile long drive-thru lights experience at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds.
The display is open through December 30. If visit on the first full three weekends in December the fairgrounds Expo Hall transforms to a winter wonderland with activities and entertainment for children and adults alike.

Stay Connected
Leah Lerner is a media writer, producer, and announcer at WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org.
seasonal leaves

WSIU Almanac | The Almanac is a weekday feature that provides an overview of events, happenings, and history of the world around us. Each episode provides a little "slice of life" about the day. Send information to us at almanac@wsiu.org or wsiuradio@wsiu.org.